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Due to the County Minors playing on Sunday a few of the senior games were postponed. Of those played Saval had a very convincing home win over Clonduff. This was a good win for the Saval girls and another blow to the Clonduff girls who worked hard throughout but couldn’t match the Newry girls finishing. The big big win of the weekend was that of Carryduff over Bryansford. The Duff girls were facing their biggest challenge to date and they were not expected to roll over such seasoned campaigners. As it stood they won albeit in the dying minutes for another deserved win and maximum points from their three games played. In the Intermediate league, Ballymartin entertained Burren and in a high scoring game the Burren girls just edged out the home side to pick up two valuable points. Annaclone continued their winning ways with another fine win over Bredagh II’s. In the Junior League, St. Michaels had a magnificent win away to Saul, they came close last week and they travelled in determined fashion and were good value for their 5-point win. Tullylish remain the team to beat as they eased past Bryansford. In the other match Loughinisland won the local derby against Teconnaught to move back into contention.
Week ahead
In the Senior league, Saval entertain Bryansford and after a fine win over Clonduff they will be in buoyant form. Bryansford suffered a last minute and unexpected defeat to Carryduff and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back. I wouldn’t rule out another home win. Clonduff welcome Carryduff and they will be warned and wary of the threat posed. The duff girls are playing for fun in this their first year and a win over the former champions would be a big scalp. Clonduff on the other hand are on the back of successive defeats and a win against the league leaders would be a nice tonic. Bredagh travel to Castlewellan and they will realize that the Town girls will be a good marker of where they are this term. Castlewellan always put in a good performance against them and a win for the Town would open the league back up. Rostrevor will look at the visit of Downpatrick as a chance to get back on track but the hoops are good travelers and are more resourceful in attack so a Downpatrick win is the more likely outcome. In the Intermediate league, Annaclone travel to Burren and the Clone will be clear favourites though Burren showed good form in their last outing it is hard to see an upset. Ballymartin will look to bounce back from their defeat last week and Bredagh will be a good opportunity to do this.The lilywhites will be favourites but it will depend on how well the belles travel. Mayobridge make the short journey to Shamrocks and this will be a formidable test against two very young sides. It is likely to be high scoring with home advantage shading the outcome in Shamrocks favour. The big game will be Bright and Kilcoo, a re-match of last years Intermediate final which was won by Kilcoo. The magpies are still the better balanced side so an away win is on the cards but expect a few twists in this one. In the Junior league, Bryansford entertain St. Johns and they should bounce back from their defeat last week against Tullylish. St. Michaels will see Tullylish visit and though the Magheralin girls had a good win last week, they are unlikely to upset the league leaders on this occasion. Teconnaught travel to Drumgath and are expected to pick up the points on offer. Aughlisnafin welcome Loughinisland and this is likely to be a tough encounter. The island will be favourite’s virtue of their win last week but the Fin may have other ideas.
In the U-14 League, Castlewellan and Loughinisland should be evenly matched with home advantage likely to influence the outcome. Burren play Carryduff and the south down side are expected to win through. Saul v Bredagh should be another good contest with Bredagh slight favourites. Shamrocks v Annaclone is likely to go in favour of Shamrocks and Bryansford v Kilcoo is too close to call. A draw cannot be ruled out. Tullylish are likely to see off the challenge of Ballymartin.


Bryansford 0-12 Carryduff 3-04
Saval 3-09 Clonduff 1-07
Downpatrick v Castlewellan off
Bredagh v Rostrevor No result


Ballymartin 4-07 Burren 4-10
Annaclone 2-17 Bredagh 1-08
Bright v Mayobridge off
Shamrocks v Kilcoo off

Saul 1-04 St. Michaels 1-09
Tullylish 8-11 Bryansford 3-03
Loughinisland 3-07 Teconnaught 1-02
St. Johns v Drumgath no result
Tuesday 27th April @ 7:00pm,
U-16 League,

Teconnaught v Kilcoo (O. Burke)

Wednesday 28th April @ 7:00pm,
U-16 League,

Castlewellan v Clonduff (D. Kearns)

Saturday 1st May @ 2:00pm,
U-16 League,
Ballymartin v Bosco

Saturday 1st May @ 7:00pm,
Senior League,

Saval v Bryansford (R. Barry),
Clonduff v Carryduff (B. Andrews),
Castlewellan v Bredagh (E. O’Hare)
Rostrevor v Downpatrick (M. Devlin),

Intermediate League
Burren v Annaclone (G. Corrigan),
Ballymartin v Bredagh (G. Brannigan),
Shamrocks v Mayobridge (A. Grant),
Bright v Kilcoo (H. Rice),

Junior League
Bryansford v St. Johns (C. McAlinden),
St. Michaels v Tullylish (D. Kearns),
Drumgath v Teconnaught (S. O’Hanlon),
Aughlisnafin v Loughinisland (P.J. Cunningham)

Sunday 2nd May @ 12:30pm
U-14 League,

Castlewellan v Loughinisland (P. McDade),
Carryduff v Burren (J. Magennis),
Saul v Bredagh (C. Reynolds),
Annaclone v Shamrocks (B. Rice),
Bryansford v Kilcoo (P. Cairns),
Tullylish v Ballymartin (P. Fox

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